It seems like youth athletes are getting better and more talented as the years go on, and a recent viral goal from a youth hockey player only makes that clearer.
In a video shared on Twitter, a young hockey player was on a breakaway with just the opposing goalie left to beat. That’s when he pulled off an absolutely amazing move to score the goal that has since gone viral.
While one-on-one with the goalie, the youth player fakes like he’s going to cut in front of the goalie and shoot to the left side of the net. The goalie completely buys it and moves to defend that side of the goal. However, the offensive player intentionally left the puck behind, allowing it to slowly trickle into the empty goal once the goalie moved out of the way.
You can watch the full video of the absolutely incredible goal here:
This may be the nastiest move I’ve ever seen. Kid’s these days are just insane🔥
📸: judeshockeytok pic.twitter.com/l53vkrvwVs
— Nasher (@TheNasher61) August 25, 2022
Naturally, once the video hit social media, the NHL world had plenty to say about the viral goal with several people expressing their amazement.
This is ridiculously cool. https://t.co/gsYlDYliww
— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) August 26, 2022
— Zachary Faria (@ZacharyFaria) August 26, 2022
Who gets credit for the goal then? Doesn’t even look like the player touches it so wouldn’t whoever passed it ahead get the goal?
— Sam Hixson (@hamsixson) August 25, 2022
— GF (@GianlucaFresh) August 26, 2022
— Anth from xB (@ExpectedByAnth) August 26, 2022
Very disrespectful, in a good way. https://t.co/1RUBohbB0j
— Chris Mueller (@ChrisMuellerPGH) August 26, 2022
The kid has a long way to go before he makes it to the NHL. But with moves like at such an early age, we could see him there one day.